I just got home from a delightful afternoon attending a local high school production of Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. Two brothers from our church played the lead roles, and several other church kids had parts, so that made it even more special! It’s amazing to watch these children grow up from infants to teenagers with such wonderful talents & energy!
I had a couple people ask how to cut down SU’s Square Scallop die cut from a square to a rectangle. So while making my ugly Christmas card shown here, I took some photos to show you what I did.
Get your card stock and scallop square die…..
and run it through your die cut machine.
Whoa, all of a sudden my cardstock turned from Old Olive into Mellow Moss!!! Anyway, move it over a couple “scallops” and realign it so that the scallops on the cardstock fit into the scallops on the die; you see the extra hanging over the right side there. You could move it over as many scallops as you want to make it even narrower---you’re the boss.
Here’s another view---just make sure those scallops are seated nicely in the die.
Make your sandwich and run it through the machine again. Don’t worry about that little overhang; it should still fit through the machine.
See how nicely that cut?
And tada! A rectangle! And if you’re really frugal, you’ll save that little extra piece and cut off the edge and use it for something else! Hope this was helpful!
I must tell you this Scallop Square die is really awesome—it will cut through eight layers of fabric, as well as chipboard and other goodies. I made this rag purse:
(using directions from Angie Juda’s blog) by cutting the fabric squares with this die, and it will cut through two layers of folded cardstock to make a scalloped-edge card! If you need one, just contact me!